Maricopa County officials held a massive adoption event on Saturday, which is National Adoption Day.
Exactly 300 children were adopted at the event, according to a spokesperson for the courts. Festivities began at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Durango Juvenile Court Center.
The event included cake and ice cream, a visit from the Phoenix Suns gorilla mascot, games and all sorts of activities for kids. Maricopa County judges, commissioners and court staff all volunteered at the event.
Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Colleen McNally says the day is meant to be a celebration recognizing the importance of finding permanent homes for children without families.